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Havana Tropical Cafe

409 Bay Ave, Highlands, NJ 07732-1427
+1 732-708-0000
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible5%
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“paella” (5 reviews)
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“chorizo” (5 reviews)
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Cuban, Caribbean
$$ - $$$
409 Bay Ave, Highlands, NJ 07732-1427
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Nice restaurant with lots of potential!!! We have been enjoying Havana Tropical Café since it first opened and we have seen its transformation over the years; before Super Storm Sandy this restaurant offered authentic Cuban cuisine at a great value, (as compare to the inexpensive...More

Thank patnoelle
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant has great landscaping and is located in the beautiful Atlantic highlands but as I remember the food menu could be more innovative and unusual with the Island theme they seek to incorporate

Thank goodfoodrocks77
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We three came here for dinner on a busy week-end in June. This place could be fantastic. It has a wonderful tropical atmosphere, and the food is, for the most part, genuine Cuban fare and very tasty. However, there is a lack of coordination between...More

Thank Joyce S
Reviewed 11 May 2017

Best Cuban food in the area! The food is cooked to order and comes right out of the kitchen once it is done. Everything I have ever had here is delicious. You can't go wrong! My friend and I split the sampler appitizer and the...More

Thank EThompsen23
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

Let me start by saying the new management is terrible!!!. We waited to be seated for 10 minutes before we gave up and just found 2 seats at the bar. After having a couple of FABULOUS mojitos we started enjoying ourselves as we got to...More

1  Thank Linda78711
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

I heard about this place and was dying to try it. There aren't many places to eat around here. This is such a cute place. I loved the atmosphere here and the staff was great. We went on a Thursday night and the place was...More

Thank claudia p
Reviewed 13 September 2016

We loved this restaurant. Now probably won't go back. On a Saturday night we were seated in the lobby bar. The whole back dining room was closed. Once we got over waitresses constantly bumping into us to take a short cut between rooms, each time...More

Thank IsleMon_Bob
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Why my wife and I never came here sooner is beyond me. We came in tonight for dinner and had the sampler platter. It had so many things, empanadas, chorizo, pork chunks, yucca, croquettes all were delicious. My wife have the steak sandwich, I had...More

Thank michael c
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

Stopped on a rainy Friday night. Got a table outside on a patio, perfectly protected from the weather. What a treat! Reasonably priced and very tasty food. There was a band so we even got to dance. Everyone having fun, lots of good energy! Try...More

1  Thank ladyj083
Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

Wanted something different and found it here! In the mood for a drink and a few appetizers on hubby's birthday. It was packed and the band was great. Found a spot at the bar. Had to wait to Oder but it was worth it! Staff...More

1  Thank Suzanne Q
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 409 Bay Ave, Highlands, NJ 07732-1427
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Highlands
  • Phone Number: +1 732-708-0000
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